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Jonathan Cooke, the award winning British journalist, has a new post on his web site with some information on the Gaza rebuilding effort I hadn't come across before including everything from who may get the contracts for supplying the cement (Israel) and the layout of bombed areas being built… Read full post »
This story on The Intercept by staffer Murtaza Hussain discusses something that I've commented on Open Salon before. That is we have young people in our country who have only known war in their short lives. Beyond that is another focus of the article, we have young people who have… Read full post »
A story out of The New York Times today with an update on the push for 1,000 new apartments in East Jerusalem being shepherded by Benjamin Netanyahu. As the article begins, "a move certain to ignite international outrage as well as to exacerbate fissures in Mr. Netanyahu’s governing coal… Read full post »
As the contemporary phrase goes "How's all that hope and change working for you?" If you are Army Sgt. Jeff Cortazzo of Arlington, Va. saving for his daughter's college education things aren't working out so well as you'll see in the article. Civil Asset Forfeiture is what we're talking about… Read full post »
Quite the double standard story here from Glenn Greenwald just published this afternoon. Click on the image below for the full story, plus check out the excerpt.
Last Wednesday in Jerusalem, a three-month-old American baby was killed, and eight other peop… Read full post »
I just saw the latest installment of Moyers & Company this morning on my local channel, WNET 13. If voter suppression repulses you to no end be sure to watch this half hour show. Because voter suppression is spearheaded around the nation by the GOP one… Read full post »
From The New York Times today, a story about Bill Clinton and his thoughts on the partisanship he had to deal with during his time in office. With the election upon us and Obama claiming he can't get anything done, Clinton chimes in with remembrances of a time past...Vince Foster,… Read full post »
The following congressional action happened a year ago April, but I just heard about it yesterday. At the time it was on NPR, but I wasn't listening that day. Last night, John Stossel talked about it on his show and after the show was over I looked it up and… Read full post »
For anyone watching what's happening with the declassification of the CIA Torture Report, Dan Froomkin's piece in The Intercept will be of much interest. I wasn't able to fit the question mark into the title so you'll see the original headline is in fact a question. Question or no question,… Read full post »
One need not travel overseas to see people living in substandard conditions, just around the NYC metro area there are plenty examples as the newspaper, The Journal News, revealed last week in an expose of landlord Robin Shimoff and her multiple properties in the city. Because of the huge numbe… Read full post »
Blackwater was certainly in the news a lot back in the 2000's as one of those private companies that hit a gold mine working in Iraq as the U.S. Treasury (a.k.a. "you and moi") took a big hit paying their invoices. Then there's the matter of murder which you can… Read full post »
La bohème versus The Death of Klinghoffer is the subject of my post this evening. La bohème is considered by many the #1 opera in the world. The Death of Klinghoffer may very well be the #1 opera for generating censorship.
As an act of adding a cultural element… Read full post »
I've already posted The New York Times exposé on the chemical weapons found in Iraq that were pre-1991 vintage. Just to add another voice to the subject I am presenting William Pitt's commentary.
Click on the image below for the full story and check out the excerpt, too:… Read full post »
Here's a story out of Manhattan that some OSers located elsewhere in the nation might not be familiar with. Part of the story involves former Mayor Guiliani who is putting his two cents into the arena of public discussion as well as current Mayor De Blasio. This centers around the… Read full post »
From The Times of Israel comes this story of Knesset member Hanin Zoabi speaking her mind. If the adjective "brave" comes to mind after you read the article you'll be on the same page as moi.
For the full story, click on the image below:
Excerpt:… Read full post »
From Juan Cole and his Informed Comment web site comes his commentary about Ireland discussing recognition of a Palestinian State. Along with the text is the video that accompanies it and I have posted that below. The individual who posted the video (not Juan Cole) entitled it: "Senator David N… Read full post »
Here's a story from Big Salon with reporter Elias Isquith interviewing James Risen, the subject of another recent post by me here on OS.
Click on the image below for the full article and check out the excerpt below for some key points.
"To… Read full post »
Nothing like a well designed animated video to tell the story and you may be surprised by what you see. I came across this yesterday on Juan Cole's web site, Informed Comment.
So many stories to cover today and so little time left in the day. Hence, John's Journal returns after its first appearance on OS in May, 2013.
As with previous posts simply click on the images for the full stories.
First off, from The Intercept and Dan Froomkin.… Read full post »
From today's New York Times, another black eye for the Bush/Cheney & Co. team on an untold story of the Iraq invasion/occupation. I should mention there's an irony of this story appearing in The Times since they were huge cheerleaders for the invasion. Nevertheless, this story of coverups… Read full post »
It was just the other week I posted about Sweden voting to recognize the Palestinians as a state. Coming soon after that is yesterday's report in which Britain voted symbolically to recognize a Palestinian State, too.
For the full story, click on the image below:
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This story just out an hour ago on The Intercept, written by Murtaza Hussain.
Just as an aside before getting to The Intercept article let's revisit the open government we were told now exists. This is from Firedoglake:
An issue that's heating up with protests in Europe is the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP.
I've got three pieces here, two from the UK and one from this country discussing the secrecy and other concerns of this pro-corporate trade agreement. Click on the images for… Read full post »
It's been a few weeks since I last posted an article from Big Salon, but here's one that was published today written by staffer Elias Isquith I am adding to the roster of my posts about the nation's counter-terrorism.
Click on the image for the full story, plus check out… Read full post »
Had today been Valentine's Day I could use that as a sentimental segue into this story which Glenn Greenwald just published about an hour and a half ago. I remember all of the stories out there meant to paint Edward Snowden and weird and so forth. I can't recall specifics… Read full post »